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Nutrition in Public Health
Principles, Policies, and Practice
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Nutrition plays a key role in many areas of public health such as pre-term delivery, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular and renal diseases. Government nutrition policy, therefore, bears a huge influence on the nation's biggest health concerns. There is a clear need for information on this topic that unarguably holds the key to the primary and secondary prevention of some of the major causes of premature death in the US. "Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice" provides an overview of the field and focuses on the role of the Federal Government in determining nutrition policy and practice. Beginning with a review of the definition and principles of public health, the book examines trends in the US population and nutritional epidemiology. It considers programs to help reduce disparities in the prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases among various populations, as well as a detailed chapter on obesity with discussions on global impact and cost, pediatric obesity, and the impact of socioeconomic status and ethnicity. Specific information is included on breastfeeding mothers, HIV/AIDS, and prison inmates.
The book offers a look at the current nutritional status and guidelines in the US before providing a set of tools for the responsible practice of public health nutrition such as conducting nutrition assessments, designing and carrying out social marketing campaigns, writing grant proposals, and enacting programs to promote food security and ensure food supply and safety. Focusing on nutrition issues in the urban setting, "Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice" provides an integrated view of nutrition needs and the policies and political mechanisms that affect the delivery of quality food and nutrition services.


Contents:

Nutrition in Public Health Public Health Nutrition in Public Health Public Health Nutrition Community Nutrition Government's Role in Nutrition in Public Health Nutrition in Public Health - the Book Preventing Disease or Promoting Health? Introduction Brief Review of the History of Public Health Disease Prevention Current Health Behaviors of the U.S. Adult Population Disease Promotion History of Health Promotion Health Promotion in its Current Incarnation Public Policy Health Promotion and Universal Health Care Role of the Individual in Public Health A New Definition of Public Health's Role The U.S. Population - Looking Forward from the Past Introduction Minority Populations, Immigration, and Migration The U.S. Census Bureau Census Information Online U.S. Population Projections to 2050 Nutritional Epidemiology Study Designs in Nutritional Epidemiology Observation Technical Support Food and Nutrition Surveys for Monitoring the Public's Health National Center for Health Statistics Nutrition Monitoring Activities by USDA Prevalence of Diet-Related Chronic Disease: Disparities and Programs to Reduce Them The Leading Diet-Related Chronic Diseases Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Overweight and Obesity Diabetes Diabetes in Children Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Cancer Weight Control: Challenges and Solutions Defining Overweight and Obesity Prevalence Surveys Children The Impact on Public Health The Costs of Overweight and Obesity The Global Picture The Nutrition Transition and its Repercussions Environmental Determinants of Overweight and Obesity U.S. Agricultural Policies Advertising Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity Food Insecurity, Energy Density, and Weight The Food Environment Obesity Prevention Special Populations Introduction Breastfeeding Mothers and Breastfeeding Infants HIV/AIDS Prison Inmates Cultural Competence What is Cultural Competence? Why is Cultural Competence Important? Current and Projected Demographic Changes in the U.S Legislative, Regulatory, and Accreditation Mandates Nutrition Staff Development Foodways of the Major Ethnic/Racial Groups in the U.S. Food and Nutrition Politics, Policy, and Legislation Making Policy Types of Food and Nutrition Policy U.S. Farm Policy and Health Taking Action Food and Nutrition Guidance History of Federal Food and Nutrition Guidance Current Federal Food, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Guidance Disease Prevention Guidance from Federal and Voluntary Health Organizations Food and Nutrition Assessment of the Community Community Assessment Conducting an Assessment Geographic Information Systems Promoting Food Security Parsing "Food Security" Poverty in the U.S. Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-income Populations Hunger and Food Insecurity in the U.S Nutrition Assistance Programs Nongovernment, Nonprofit Organizations Social Marketing and Other Mass Communication Techniques Social Marketing Tailored Health Communication Food Safety and Defense Safety, Wholesomeness, and Labeling States and Territories Critique of the Food Safety Regulatory Apparatus Epidemiology Prevention Surveillance Systems Numbers of Outbreaks and Cases Emergency Management Bioterroism Disaster Response Grants to Support Initiatives in Public Health Nutrition Funding Sources Grant Application Mechanisms Grant Applications


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ISBN-13: 9780203507889
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press Inc)
Publication date: May, 2007
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 178.00 x 254.00 x 37.00

Subcategories: Nutrition